Grab a picnic basket and lawn chair: Outdoor movies have officially kicked off this summer. Check out details on screenings in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and visit DC Outdoor Films for additional venues. Movies start at sundown unless otherwise noted.
Marie Reed Elementary School Field
18th St. and California Ave., NW
June 9, 16, and 23
Upcoming films include Rich Hill, Whiplash, and The Bicycle Thief. Screenings start 30 minutes after sundown.
Follow @AdMoBID for updates.
200 M St., SE
Every Thursday through September 3
Watch Independence Day in time for July 4, or ’80s classics like Back to the Future, The Princess Bride, and The Goonies.
Follow @CapitolRvrFront for updates.
9 Dupont Cir., NW
Grab a picnic basket and watch Madonna swing a bat on A League of Their Own. Film starts at 8:30 PM.
Follow @DupontFestival for updates.
Connecticut Ave. and K St., NW
Fridays through July 31, except July 3
This year’s theme is “All Worked Up.” Films include Anchorman on June 5, The Social Network on June 12, Nine to Five on July 10, and The Wedding Planner on July 31.
Follow @GoldenTriDC for updates.
1005 First St., NE
Every Wednesday through August 19
“Dance, dance, dance” is the motto behind NoMa’s outdoor film series. Selections include Flashdance on June 17, Grease on July 1, and Footloose on August 12. Bonus: Food trucks such as Pho Wheels, Captain Cookie, and Arepa Zone make regular appearances.
Follow @NomaBID for updates.
L and First Sts., NW
July 7, July 21, and August 4
This family-friendly version of NoMa’s Summer Screen features kid-centric films like Happy Feet Two, Rio 2, and The Princess and the Frog. The event begins at 7 PM with complimentary food and activities.
5200 Sherier Pl., NW
June 12, July 17, and August 14
Watch The Goonies on June 12, Raiders of the Lost Ark, on July 17, and The Princess Bride on August 14. Popcorn will be provided.
Check Palisades Citizens Association on Facebook for updates.
1309 5th St., NE
June 5, 12, 19, and 26
Movies begin at 8 PM at Union Market, where you’ll have to fork over a $10 parking fee if you plan to watch from your car. Cyclists and pedestrians get in for free. The series starts tonight with Space Jam; future flicks include Jurassic Park, Pretty Woman, and Beverly Hills Cop.
Follow @UnionMarketDC for updates.
Norfolk and Auburn Aves., Bethesda
July 21 to 25
This five-day series includes screenings of Sixteen Candles, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Imitation Game, and Chef, which might make you surprisingly hungry.
Follow @BethesdaUP for updates.
Montpelier Arts Center
6600 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale
July 15, July 29, and August 12
You have a choice of three flicks at this outdoor film series: Grease, The Book of Life, and Big Hero 6. Films begin at 8 PM.
MCPS Board of Education
850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville
August 21, 22, and 23
The party begins at 5:30 PM, with games, music, and food. Movies, including Interstellar and How to Train Your Dragon 2, begin at 8:30 PM.
165 Waterfront St., National Harbor
Sundays through September 27
Movies begin at 6 PM and are organized into different themes each month. Check out “Universal Smashes”–such as Space Jam, ET, and Martian Child–in June; “Jungle Adventure”–such as Jumanji and The Flintstones–in July; “Travel in Time”–including Back to the Future, parts one, two, and three–in August; and “Back to School”–Matilda, Monsters Inc., and James and the Giant Peach–in September.
Follow @NationalHarbor for updates.
1A Prince St., Alexandria
July 17 and 18
Catch How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Friday and X-Men: Days of Future Past on Saturday. Movies begin at 8:30 PM.
1015 N Quincy St., Arlington
August 6 and 13
Films begin at twilight and include Empire Records, as well as The Great Gatsby.
Follow @ArlingtonVALib for updates.
5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville
Saturdays in August
You better know the words to “Let It Go” for this drive-in series. Watch Frozen on August 15, or Paddington, The Sting, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and Big Hero 6 on other evenings. Movies begin at 7:30 PM.
Call 703-324-7469 for weather updates.
1851 S. Bell St., Arlington
Mondays through August 31
A selection of spy-inspired flicks will be shown during this series. Films include Argo, Mission Impossible (parts one, two, and three), Charlie Wilson’s War, and The Bourne Identity series.
Follow @CCBID for updates.
Cherry Hill Park
312 Park Ave., Falls Church
August 14, 21, and 29
Help pick films by voting for your favorites starting July 1. Movies begin at 8:15 PM.
Follow @FallsChurchGov for updates.
Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Rd., Lansdowne
June 13 through August 8
Watch The Croods, The Goonies, and Monsters University during this family-friendly series. Movies begin at 6:30 PM.
NoVa’s Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater
6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas
June 5, 12, 19, and 26, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 12 and 26, October 10.
Watch Into the Woods, The Theory of Everything, The Boxtrolls, and more.
1609 Washington Plz., Reston
June 14, July 12, August 9, August 30
Four films are on deck: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, ET, West Side Story, and Jazz on a Summer’s Day.
Strawberry Ln., Fairfax
Friday nights through September 4
Films begin at 7 PM and are organized thematically by month. In June, it’s “movies that make grown adults cry”—including Rudy, Miracle, Father of the Bride, and Angels in the Outfield.
Follow @MosaicDistrict for updates.
1300 Lee Hwy., Rosslyn
Fridays through August 28
Films start at dusk—usually at about 8:30 or 9 PM—and include a selection of comedies, such as Wedding Crashers, Mean Girls, Anchorman, Clueless, and Zoolander.
Follow @RosslynVA for updates.